Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan recently shared his thoughts on the band's future after their "Monuments to an Elegy" release. According to diffuser, Corgan feels the band news a new direction.
"Seeing 'Monuments' come out and going to back the 'Day for Night' demos, I feel that the Smashing Pumpkins shouldn't be an arty band anymore," said Corgan.
"'Monuments' is a little bit too comfortable. 'Day for Night' is going back to something that would appeal to my teenage self. 'Monuments' is really cool and I love having re-embraced my pop leanings. But is that why I really started the band? Is it what drove me forward? Not at all."
"'Monuments' is me solving a problem of how to get the Smashing Pumpkins back into the mainstream. I had to solve that problem before I can solve problem two, which is where 'Day for Night' comes in."
The famous singer and songwriter also spoke about a possible collaboration with Miley Cyrus did not push through. "The problem is - and this is nothing against her - but that whole world in L.A. is they want you to write a bunch of songs, then the pop people pick through (and say), "I want that one, I want that one." I don't do that," he said.
"If she called me and said, 'Would you write a song with me?' I would consider it. Because... she is very talented, and it would be a cool thing to explore. But I'm not going to write a song and sit by the fire, hoping that Miley will pick my song over the next stupid song."
As for the legacy of the band, Corgan says the Smashing Pumpkins name lives and dies with him as per loud wire. "I think the new album we're making is very exciting," Corgan shared.
"It's very futuristic. I've basically said that Smashing Pumpkins dies when I die, and maybe not even then. Maybe my niece will take over the franchise when I'm dead. KISS is already talking about continuing past Gene and Paul, so why not the Smashing Pumpkins beyond William Patrick Corgan?"